Conditions We Treat
Supported by an ever growing and robust series of studies and clinical trials, we use intravenous (IV) ketamine to treat conditions such as: depression, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), migraines, suicidal ideation (SI), fibromyalgia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder, bipolar disorder, neuropathic pain.
Loss of interest in once pleasurable activities
Changes in sleep, i.e. insomnia, or oversleeping
Restlessness, anxiety, easily agitated
Lack of energy or fatigue
Change in weight – weight loss, reduced appetite or weight gain, increased cravings
Feelings of worthlessness, guilt, or blame
Trouble concentrating, loss of memory, indecisiveness
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by unwanted repeated thoughts, urges, and mental images that cause one to engage in ritualized, repeated behaviors. Some individuals may also experience a tic disorder—repeated, sudden muscle movements including sounds.
Obsessive hand washing, fear of germs and contamination
Repeatedly checking on things
Having things symmetrical or in perfect order
Aggressive thoughts towards others or self
Unwanted, forbidden or taboo thoughts involving sex, religion, or harm
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic or terrifying event. PTSD causes flashbacks or uncontrollable thoughts of the traumatic event, nightmares, and severe anxiety.
Repeatedly reliving the event or trauma
Avoiding reminders of the trauma, i.e. places, events, objects
Panic attacks when thinking of event
Being constantly on guard, paranoia, mistrust
Detachment from family and friends
Difficulty sleeping, concentrating, irritability, angry outbursts, aggressive behavior
Overwhelming guilt or shame
General Anxiety Disorder is an excessive, ongoing anxiety and worry about everyday routine events. Daily life becomes a constant state of worry, fear or dread. The worry is often unrealistic or exaggerated and dominates the person’s thoughts and behavior.
Uncontrollable, excessive, ongoing worry and tension
Expecting the worst
Inability to relax
Difficulty concentrating, mind goes blank
Bipolar Disorder (manic with refractory depression) is a mood disorder, also known as manic-depressive disorder. People with this disorder experience extreme mood swings from deep depression to extreme energized behavior (known as manic episodes).
Racing thoughts, poor attention
Increased risk taking (risky sexual behavior, spending money, etc.)
Changes in sleep patterns and eating habits
Lack of energy and motivation
Feeling worthless, guilt
Fibromyalgia is a musculoskeletal disorder that intensifies the way the brain processes pain, resulting in hypersensitive pain receptors. The results are widespread pain, fatigue, discomfort and “fibro fog” which impairs the ability to focus or pay attention.
Widespread constant pain throughout the entire body
Fatigue, waking up tired, sleep disrupted by pain
Trouble focusing (“fibro fog”), difficulty concentrating
Depression or anxiety
Suicidal Ideation is defined by having a preoccupation with suicidal thoughts. These thoughts can be intensified when accompanied by mental illness such as depression or bipolar disorder. Active suicidal ideation involves not only a wish to die but also a plan of action to carry out the suicide. Passive suicidal ideation involves a desire to die with no specific plan.
Withdrawing from others, avoiding social contact
Speaking about death, dying
Increased risky behaviors including drugs and alcohol abuse
Belief that suicide is the only remedy to end emotional pain
Feeling hopeless, self-loathing
Changes in sleeping or eating habits
Severe anxiety or agitation
A chronic pain condition that usually affects one limb and is most often caused by an injury. This pain is characterized as out of proportion to the original injury.
Injured limb has intense throbbing or burning pain
Moving or touching the affected limb is often intolerable
Changes in skin temperature, color, or texture
Muscle spasms, local swelling, joint tenderness
Pain may involve or spread to other areas of the body
A migraine is an intense, throbbing headache that usually affects one side of the head. Migraines are often triggered by environment, stress, hormones, and many other factors. Migraines occur most frequently in women and affect day to day activity.
Pounding, throbbing pain affecting the whole head or shifting from side to side
Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain
Loss of appetite
Neuropathic pain is a chronic condition that leads to persistent, intense pain that can fluctuate throughout the day. Often due to injury or disease, the nerves involved within the sensory system send altered signals to other pain centers, including the brain and spinal cord. This disrupted communication can lead to sensations of numbness and pain.